The World Food Program’s high-tech, groundbreaking projects aim to identify and nurture radical solutions to hunger.
Agriculture has always embraced technology, from ploughs to cell phones. Oliver Moore of Paris-based NGO, ARC 2020, discusses the digitization of agriculture and the power relations between corporates and agroecological farmers.
For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, women working in Integrated Pest Management reflect on the important work they do for food security and the future of women in science.
For agriculture and tech experts Ali Lange, Ankita Raturi, Don Bustos, and Tom Vilsack, technology is plotting new horizons for agriculture—as long as certain conditions are met.
Climate-resilient grains like pearl millet and sorghum can help subsistence farmers in Chad enjoy increased crop yields and better self-resilience.
When we waste food, we miss the opportunity to share food with neighbors in need. These apps are making it easier to recover food waste for food justice in every community.
Sustainable intensification is one of the areas of agricultural research that is being transformed by Big Data. Through initiatives like the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, researchers are helping farmers create complex accounting systems for their farms and increase productivity while decreasing the environmental impact of farming.
According to Robert Opp, Director of Innovation and Change Management at WFP, “The exciting part is that these innovations, often developed for more commercially attractive markets, have such potential to improve the lives of those who are furthest behind.”